Launch of the BFI Vision Awards for UK Film Producers

The BFI Vision Awards focus on empowering a diverse range of film producers around the UK to build development slates with new projects that demonstrate ambition, risk-taking and diverse voices.

BFI invests National Lottery funds in original filmmaking from adventurous storytellers, with a focus on projects which respond to these objectives:

The early careers of ambitious filmmakers.

Work with cultural relevance or progressive ideas.

Filmmaking that takes risks on talent, form and content, where the more commercial sector cannot.

Work that recognises the quality of difference – in perspective, in talent, in recruitment.

An increase in the number of active projects originated by filmmakers outside London and the South East of England.

BFI has allocated £2.5 million to the scheme overall, with a maximum company funding amount of £50,000 per year for two years.

The awards are open to individual producers operating through their own UK production company as well as producer partnerships, with a long-term plan to develop a career in film. Producers can be working in feature-length live action, animation and documentary; TV; and/or emerging media.

Applicants must have made at least one distributed feature film or TV series, and no more than three.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on 6 January 2020.

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